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"action news" at 12:30 continues with rick williams sara bloomquist be meteorologist, david murphy. hello again we are continuing to track the damage left behind by strong storms that tore through the tri-state region in the matter of hours. and thousands of customers are still without power as the race to clean up gets underway and they knocked down power lines in new jersey and pennsylvania and delaware video is coming into our newsroom all morning long as they wake up to damage in their communes and in some cases their own backyard the live team coverage continues at 12:30 now and john rawlins is in delaware county where news officials laid
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out their plan to clean up there. but we begin with nora muchanic. >> reporter: you talk about people out of power right now here is why right behind me one of the many, many poles down now, we are on harmony road near the gibbs town shopping center, these are wires laying across the road and those poles go on for as long as the eye can see, that is why you are not getting power now they have snapped off and the series of polls are down and the work crews and pseg and the work crews have their work to do. it's substantial. it's cleanup time on the mcdairy house in gibbs town, it's hard to know where to start several trees snapped and when flying nailing two vehicles one in the front of the house and one in the back. >> the tree came down across the car and on the roof. >> all of these trees snapped off over head here.
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it was wild never saw the winds that bad in my life. >> it took out all the trees around and it sounded like gunshots it was so loud and everything was snapping. >> it came up like that, and i had to push that screen shove it against the tree and down on my back and go through the gate and grab her and go around that way, it was scary. >> the intersection of south troy and school is damaged everywhere you look be trees are completely knocked over. >> it sounds like a freight train, i missed it by 10 minutes. >> when you got home? >> like a war zone. >> divine invention may have saved these two nuns it roof
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came in and they rushed to get them out. >> i wanted to get them over to the school for the lower groubs than what they have there. >> how dangerous was this. very dangerous the roof was flying through the air. >> it came up and went down. >> it shifted maybe 15 feet. >> you feeling lucky? >> very lucky and blessed. >> you said your prayer? >> yes during after and before. >> can you see why sister geraldine said her prayers and lots of folks will need them. are you looking down harmony road where there is a sories of high tension wires and poles down now and the utility crews will have to get here it will take days, days to finally get this cleaned up and get people here. we are told that the national weather service is coming to this area, they are on the ground in gloucester county and trying to determine if these
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were straight line winds or a torn, either way it's a mess here. i'm nora muchanic channel 6 "action news." >> thank you nora. the weather caused quite a scare for people at the shore this is from brant beach at long beach island, it appeared to whip up a waterspout across the bay and into his home and tossed around debris and boats that were docked nearby. residents in nearby washington township woke up to major damage, winds ripped a hole in the home, and trees were uprooted and came crashing down on people's front lawns. >> the trees toppled trees and brought down lines in wilmington delaware and crew his to make sure the lines were not energized before they could get the driver out. >> and the storm left its mark
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in delaware county, the tree crashed into the house this is the 2100 block of lenny road and now the mayor of that town has declared a state of emergency. our team coverage continues with "action news" reporter john rawlins, live in delaware county the hardest hit county in the state of pennsylvania. official there's are just wrapping up a news conference about the damage. >> reporter: well, what they saids with they have made a formal county wide declaration here in del wear county. they have a number of concerns but much fb it had to do with roads closed because of trees down and wires down and emergency crews could not get from point a to point b in the proper fashion, they have petitioned the governor in harrisburg for an emergency declaration, the idea to help expedite matters to clear the roads, and these are pictures of baltimore pike, widespread damage here reported, chester,
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springfield and aston and brookhaven. >> it was apparent for everyone in delaware county this was not our normal summer thunderstorm we have significant damage as a result of the storm and speaking to the representatives of peco they likened it to a very severe ice storm. >> as you say quite a bit of pim pact here, thousands of peco kusts mers are are out of power, down to 68000 out now and it's a tough job to get everybody back online they hope to have 95% of people out of power to be back online by friday but there will be some folks who will not see restored power here in the county delaware county until saturday or possibly sunday. what is the situation in middletown township john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." back to you. >> thank you.
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lets give you updated numbers more than 300,000 customers are without electricity in our region at this hour. peco reported 130,000 outages, atlantic county reporting 360,000 customers are still in the dark and psg say 50,000 are without power. now to accuweather and the much calmer day across the region lets go live outside now sky 6 hd showing you a pretty picture of the ben franklin bridge and strong storms swept the humidity out of here and now a slight break from the high heat as well. meteorologist, david murphy is outside with more. >> it feels more comfortable out here today and part of the region why i still have a suit jacket on, sunny and you can take thing a lot better lots of issues last night and the "action news" viewers who are
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our extra reporters across the region, this is gary a social media follower of 6 abc, in center city we had a lightning strike on william penn's head, across the region this is from steve, one of my followers from gloucester trees on the lawn there and farther down the park in washington township, jordan send this picture of a tree that was just cleared it totally ripped up a sidewalk, be careful walking and driving around there is still lots of problems and potential problems that are dangerous in some ways. the hardest hit areas i want to point that out from lancaster and chester and delaware county and parts of montgomery county and philadelphia and gloucester county and camden county lots of trouble from the 70 miles per hour wind gusts and we have an investigation into possible tornadoes in gloucester county and trees down and power outages, and i want to remind
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you that the downed wires are something to really worry about and avoid they look dead but could reenergize at any moment. you want to stay far away from any wires. satellite 6 along with action radar showing you how things have cleared out today and temperatures as i mentioned are are warm, but across the mid-atlantic region not so bad here, 79 degrees and go down by washington and richmond that is where the humidity is still there, rick when i step inside we'll have much better conditions temperature-wise as we head through the seven-day forecast, and more chances of rain and details coming up. >> thank you. a big part of our coverage is due to the viewers, this is view video for instance from honey brook, gusty winds and heavy rain came down in one extremely close encounter with a bolts of lightning yesterday. the homeowner quickly ran in
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side to take cover. >> oh my god. look at the tree. another viewer sent us this video as they were driving in the storm the wind toppled a tree on to the roadway here, that was a sight that many drivers saw on their way home from work last night. dramatic video from you viewers, remember to get the photos and video of the storms left behind in your neighborhood. join the action by emailing us at, you can also share with us on social media using #6abcaction. much more ahead here on "action news" at 12:30 tom brady takes the stand in his own defense what experts say about brady's chances of winning an appeal in the patriot's deflate-gate scanal. and a family's dream home is being stalkeded by a stranger
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and what the mayor is saying after the family threatened to take legal action.
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>> an assistant to james horner says that the assistant composer was the one killed in this single engine plane in california. he was the only person on board horner won to oscars for the movie titanic and was nominated for other films he was 61 years old. bobby jindal is the move recent candidate to run for president. he created a website touting his possible candidacy, a dozen other candidates are seeking the republican nomination. now to a bizarre story out of new jersey members of one family say a stalker is targeting their dream home,
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homeowners are so afraid they don't want their name released. they got letters from someone called the watcher, the family has three children and the letters are so disturbing that they refused to move into the is.3 million home they contacted police but no arrest ares were made. >> a year ago our police department conducted an exhaustive investigation but has not led to charges being filed. >> the family file aid lawsuit against the previous opener. the nfl held a hearing for four game suspension for tom brady, he was punished for his role in the deflate-gate scandal. >> reporter: tom brady making his way through the crowd as he
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entered nfl headquarters with one goal to prove his innocence, put ago and an mvp performance. >> he came off and a scale of 1 to 10 as an. plus 10 kind of guy he gave sincere genuine answer and had an explaining a that when on in the wells report brady's crediblity in down, after the four game ban concluded he was generally aware of the underinflated footballs. >> with sign holding reporters camped outside brady testifying into front of 40 people as did ted wells the man that wrote the explosive report alleging his general knowledge of deflate-gate, and overseeing the appeal was kpigsner roger goodell, and it was expected to take roughly six hours took ten.
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>> one of the longest i can remember the nfl taking, this is the most anticipate the compelling hearing in nfl history. brady sneaking out the back door when it was over, his lawyer leaving tight-lipped but compelling. >> now a definite time-out as there is no time table when the decision will come down but brady's fate is in the hands of goodell. >> still ahead on "action news" at 12:30 another look at the forecast meteorologist, david murphy going live outside sky 6 hd showing you atlantic city. your accuweather forecast is next. ahh, soccer. top chef.
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quick update here, patco has resumed partial service and regular service should be up and running by midnight. a casualty of last night's
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storm, it is back up with limited service check ahead before you take patco. >> slowly returning to normal stormtracker 6 live double scan shows you that we are dry across the region and good news, no storms out there. very little win and a 7 to 14 miles per hour win if you are out walking around be careful because strong storms could bring down some branches immediately and some are weaker and come down later. as we look outside sky 6 hd looking at the airport and lower humidity than yesterday and sun, and comfortable conditions. temperature in the city is 9 degrees, dew point is at 60 way below yesterday and winds from the north at 6 miles per hour and we expect the dew points to settle in the 60s. in tuckerton, new jersey, emily may shows her family's campsite it took down the awning in the front, no surprise we have as much damage as we have.
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the wind gusts across the region, 75 in medford 70 miles per hour readings in king of prussia and 67 in wilmington and again philadelphia with the fourth highest win gust since taking records, 72 miles per hour late yesterday. satellite 6 along with action radar shows you the last of the precipitation fading away and mainly sunny skies and expecting to stay fairly sunny the rest of the way today. 84 in reading and yesterday's highs away from the shore are well into the 90s and the high humidity up to 100 in spots and not so today and down the shore 82 in a.c. and 80 on the beach in cape may. as we roll through the rest of the day 85 by 3:00 your high will be 86 around 4:00 and back to 85 by 5:00, the rest of the afternoon hovering in the mid-80s, 83 by 70s and 77 by
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9:00 and the overnight low a comfortable 66 degrees under partly cloudy skies and a close up look at the shore and beach haven and a.c. and ocean city and water temperature off atlantic city has climbed close to 70 and not a bad beach day, and 80 in sea isle city and around 80 around the delaware beaches with the ocean water, the water right at the mouth of the delaware bay getting up to 75 right now tomorrow we start out sunny and another system arrives and kicks clouds in during the day and it doesn't look like late day showers amount to much and our parade of sail with the tall ships coming up tomorrow along the delaware river especially if the afternoon should stay dry most of our rain and thundershowers should be late at night and we are not expecting anything severe, that could be a good downpour between 9:00 and 11:00 down at the shore. 86 and sunny and nice today and
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lower humidity and nice weather for the union at ppl park against seattle. hopefully dry during the day tomorrow for the tall ships the parade of sail is starting on 6 abc at 2:00 tomorrow afternoon, 86 is the high and most of our showers and thundershowers are in the evening, could be rain in the morning and i think by the afternoon we are looking at sunny breaks and saturday an iffy day and starting out cloudy and afternoon and at night that appears to be the center of rain 1 to 2 inches saturday afternoon and saturday night. i'll be at ppl park for the 6 abc union game. a good day to watch it on tv actually and saturday mostly cloudy and dry and a sprinkle in the morning. >> i look forward to the tall ships coming in. >> that is cool, i covered that 15 years ago. >> so did i david i was there too. thanks for remembering. spider-man is coming back not big screen and not a
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familiar face this time 19-year-old tom holland is tapped to pay peter parker he replaced andrew garfield twice, the deal came after integrating spider-man into the marvel universe. wahlberg surprised the crowd at the band's concert earlier this week and they performed his early 90s hit good vibrations, he was a member from 1984 to 1985.
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9:month and celebrity wife swap at 10:00. david likes that show and stay tuned for "action news" at 11:00. if you are looking for a distraction this afternoon, check out a bran new water slide is getting major attention online after this promotional video was posted on facebook called the royal flush at an adventure park in waco texas. that is not even slow motion, you can read more about the slide that catapults people 15 feet in the air at there she is. >> david has a final check of the accuweather forecast. >> so we are looking at warm afternoon and low humidity less than it was yesterday, mid-80s up to 86 in philadelphia winds
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light out of the northwest and down the shore on or about 80 this afternoon. >> okay thank you david. a look now as stories coming up later this afternoon on "action news" at 4:00, we are one day away from the tall ships festival and it will be a spectacle on the delaware river coming up at 4:00, a sneak peek of what to expect. >> and summer travel season is here and for a lot of people that means renting a car and should you get theinsurance. >> now for david murphy rick williams, and the entire "action news" team i'm sara bloomquist have a great afternoon. >> see you later.
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